Thursday, June 8, 2017

MIA


I didn't plan a vacation away, but I had some serious damage to various items from a power outage 'blip' and slowly recovering as I discover what has gone amiss with all this..  

My life-line (computer) took it bad.  Modem, lines, and computer involved and I am slowly going thru my recovered files (bless those guys) to see what might be missing.  

My printer is so old that it is no longer serviced and seems unloadable - might be time for an update.  And if I can find my camera software - that will get loaded.  It all takes time and I will try to catch up with you all once things are back to norm. 

AND thank heavens for a back up sewing machine as my Juki gets repaired.  Luckily I haven't set up the long arm yet - I would be devistated.

Even with super surge protectors with the brown out protection didn't help - and I wasn't home when this all happened.  Thankfully it wasn't a bigger loss.  

21 comments:

  1. Oh No! That's terrible news. I'm sorry it caused so much damage. When I bought my last surge protector, the clerk said none of them work if the power surge is very strong.

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  2. We had a top-o-the-line surge protector, and it blew my Canon charger and battery that was plugged in. Nothing is fool-proof any more, thank goodness you were safe when it happened.

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  3. glad you are safe. isnt it crazy how dependent we have become on the technology?

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  4. What a pain, that stuff takes so long and is tedious, you may be able to download the camera stuff from the internet.

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  5. Oh no! Restoring files, contacts, photos and such is so time consuming.....besides all the worrisome details like printers, cameras, and the drivers for them. The gals are right, nothing will protect us when there is a major surge and power loss. It is such a struggle to get things back. Glad the machine can be fixed and that you have back up there.

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  6. Oh my, that is terrible!! I have been told to unplug machines when not in use, and now I really believe that. Thanks for sharing your cautionary tale, going to unplug the longarm and my computerized machine now when it isn't in use.

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  7. Yikes, not only do you need to take valuable time restoring your system, you lose sewing time as well. Good luck. Technology is great until it doesn't work. Was the Juki damaged by the power surge or did it just need regular servicing?
    Pat

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  8. We had this happen, with a lightening strike, years ago. It was weird, the random things it took out, then, the item next to it was fine. Thank goodness we had replacement insurance on our home. It covered everything, and we got several 'upgrades' since the original items couldn't be replaced. Hope you get it all up and going soon. If you were closer, I'd get you a hand crank.

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  9. I wondered where you'd been and was just about to write you and ask what's up. So sorry about this. Honestly, I don't know how people live without a Resident Engineer on staff. Hope it all pulls together quickly because I'm missing your smiling blog posts.

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  10. So sorry Sharon, but glad you are ok. After all, you matter more than things. But I do agree it is a hassle to work thru those issues. I hope you are soon back finding time to enjoy and create.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  11. Yikes. That sounds like a nightmare. Hope you are all recovered soon.

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  12. I am sorry for all your ills. I am thankful that you personally were not hurt. My sewing machine was taken to a guy that I know went to a manufacturer school for servicing machines. I took my machine to someone else last summer and the store told me that my sewing machine is dead and that I had never gotten good service on it and I believe it, unfortunately. So, I haven't sewn in a year because I don't know what I really want to do in the long run since so much has changed. I have a Featherweight that needs TLC again and haven't bothered with it. And I have a overhauled one that has never been out of the box. We plan to combine my sewing/bedroom and give my bedroom to my granddaughter so she has her own room. So, I've been waiting. I'll have too drop the back of my sewing cabinet and go back to cutting on the dining room table. It's pales in comparison to your situation.

    May I ask what's with Schoharie Quilts? I must have missed something. Good luck and bless you, Sharon. Thinking of you.

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  13. So glad things are getting back to normal for you. We've had problems even with a strip as well.

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  14. Ugggh...that's terrible. Hope you get back up and running soon! We miss you.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear your troubles, Sharon! I've been there, bought the t-shirt and then installed a whole house surge protector. I faithfully unplug my sewing machine, computer and chargers when they aren't in use.
    I lost a dishwasher, microwave, computer and my bernina. It was a painful lesson. This too, shall pass!

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  16. Oh my. That sounds like a big headache. I've always worried about lightning strikes and upload all my sewing machines, but I've never considered a brown out!

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  17. So sorry, Sharon. That is so upsetting. It makes you feel so vulnerable, doesn't it? I'm glad it didn't result in a fire, which I've heard about happening. Do you unplug your toaster when it's not in use? That's a tip I've gotten from firefighters, as they sometimes spark up, and the cabinets above them catch fire. Anyway, your current trouble is enough, I won't go borrowing more.

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  18. I am so sorry this happened. It happened to some friends last year and they lost all their electronics as well. I hope you manage to get everything sorted soon Hugs, Susie xx

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  19. Oh no!!! What an awful thing to happen! I hope all can be straightened out soon.

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  20. Such a bummer when that sort of thing happens! We had lightning strike a major junction box a few yards from our house a couple of years back. The dearly beloved lost his computer and a few other electrical things were damaged, but that sounds nothing like your troubles. Hope things improve for you very soon.

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  21. So sorry to hear that you had to deal with all of this. I hope it doesn't take to long to make things right.

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